Leather Soul Beverly Hills


May 25, 2009

Dear Friends of Leather Soul,

I am extremely pleased to announce that I will be opening a Leather Soul store in Beverly Hills, California!

When I opened my first store back in 2004, I would have never imagined that I would be opening a store on the mainland. I owe it all to you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me throughout the past 5 years.

As things progress I will keep everyone informed as best as I can. As of now, I have secured a wonderful location right in Beverly Hills (next to ample public parking!). I am targeting December or January as an opening date. I am so excited to bring our passion for shoes to Southern California and hope being on the mainland will give us an opportunity to be more accessible to you.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment on this post, email me directly, or give me a call at the shop (808)922-0777.



38 Responses to Leather Soul Beverly Hills

  1. Wow! I might never be able to leave LA. This is fantastic news for my feet but scary for my wallet

  2. Congratulations! You should do great things there!

  3. Congrats Tom!

  4. Wow! Congratulations! I wish you guys all the best!

  5. Congrats Tom! All of us here in California will be sure to keep you busy. Make sure to stock lots of Indy Boots!

  6. Thanks Chris!

    Thanks Mason! I’ll definitely make sure to stock up on lots of different variations of the Indy!

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  8. James Tillerson on

    First of all, congratulations! Your store would be a welcome addition to the California high end shoe retail scene.

    However: Does this mean you will start charging sales tax for California residence once the BH store is open? That’s a bummer, since 10% on $1700 Lobbs is nothing to sneeze at.

  9. That’s great news, especially given the lack of great men’s shoe shopping and knowledgeable shoe staff in that area. Sounds like I’ll have a new place to visit when I’m done eating at Nate & Al’s and checking out Turnbull.

  10. Thanks James! I’ll have to research California tax laws before I give you an answer. Regardless, hope to meet you in the shop.

    Thanks R! Don’t forget to bring me a corned beef sandwich with potato salad from Nate & Al’s!

  11. Tom,

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to seeing you here in L.A. I was lamenting not being able to join my wife on an upcoming trip to Hawaii, as I would have liked to make my first visit to LeatherSoul. Now at least I’ll have a chance ini my hometown.
    Can you hint more about the location? By the way, my wife has a kids’ clothing store on brighton Way in Beverly Hills, so if you need something for you son please stop in.

  12. Waited with anticipation for the Monday news! This is terrific, and congrats on your continued success!

    …What’s next?

    All the best! Dave

  13. Congratulations Tom !!!!!!

  14. Thanks Andy!

    Wow, great to hear that your wife owns a children’s store on Brighton! I think I know which store it is! I went by many times on the way to Jimmy Au’s. I’ll announce the location as soon as I sign my life away on the dotted line, probably in a week or two.

    I’ll definitely stop by the next time I’m in town to pick something up for my son!

  15. Thanks Dave! I could use any help or guidance you can offer with the Japanese tourist market in LA!

  16. Tom,

    You clearly know the area well, as you nailed my wife’store exactly! It’s called Crib, and it is indeed just 1/2 block and across the street from Jimmy Au’s. We look forward to welcoming you to the neighborhood.

  17. Christian Haller on

    Tom – That’s great news and will definitely improve business on the mainland. Time are tough but it appears that high end shoes always have a business. Sadly, your customers will be paying CA sales tax.
    CChristian Haller
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  18. Andy, thanks again! Look forward to meeting you and your wife.

  19. Thanks Christian!

  20. amerikajinda on

    Congratulations, Tom! This is very exciting news… any plans to open a store on the East Coast?

  21. Thanks! East Coast…never say never!

  22. Andy Gilchrist on

    This is fantastic! Since I’m only 30 minutes away, I’m looking forward to meeting all the AskAndy Forum Members there.



  23. Tom,

    Great news from your friend in San Diego. It will give me a reason to make the trip!!! Good luck.


  24. Bill Woodward on

    It was good to talk with you again today via telephone Tom. You will always be my “Go to” guy for shoes. You have a very old fashioned sense of how business should be conducted and I appreciate it.

    Congratulations and warmest regards,

    Bill Woodward

  25. Thanks Alex!

    Thanks Bill!

  26. Tom,

    Congrats on making a landing on the mainland… Hopefully in a few more years we will celebrate the opening of the NYC store!

  27. Thanks James! You never know!

  28. Congratulations Tom!!
    I am sure you will go great guns in the 90210!!!

  29. Congrats. Unfortunately for us Californians, that means sales tax. Nevertheless, it will be wonderful actually having an opportunity to personally look at some of the great shoes you order.

  30. congrats on la store. love always dad.

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